THE HAGUE, Feb 14 (AFP): Hakim Ziyech will join Chelsea from Dutch champions Ajax this summer in a 40 million-euro ($43.4 million) deal, the two clubs confirmed Thursday.
The announcement ends days of speculation over the future of the 26-year-old attacking midfielder, a Moroccan international.
"Ajax and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Hakim Ziyech. The player will join the Premier League club on July 1st 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam," the Eredivisie champions said in a statement.
"The clubs have agreed a deal of EUR40 million euros. This sum could potentially increase to a maximum of EUR44 million, with variable factors."
Chelsea confirmed the deal, praising Dutch-born Ziyech as a "prolific scorer throughout his career."
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